Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Newborn baby... abandoned to die | 3000 block of Channing Street NE | tender memorial

From a DC police report: On Sunday, January 15, 2012, at approximately 11:34 pm, units from the Fifth District and personnel from DC Fire and EMS responded to the 3000 block of Channing Street NE, Washington DC, to investigate the report of an unconscious infant. Upon their arrival, they observed a resident at that location performing CPR on an unconscious infant. The infant was transported to Children’s National Medical Center, where the infant was pronounced dead at 2:21 am on Monday, January 16, 2012.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a resident in the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE was walking home when he observed the infant wrapped in a towel on a step of another residence in the same block. The resident and another witness determined that the infant was cold and unconscious, and brought the infant into their home and called 911. The cause of death is unknown at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Much more about this extraordinarily sad situation is at HomicideWatch.

Seeing the touching memorial to this unknown innocent, on a quiet street of single-family homes, made my heart hurt.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא.

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